Party Planning - Teen Party
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Novelty Dances for Teens
Props: A Whistle
Partytime: Boys form a large circle. Girls form a
smaller circle inside large one. Hostess blows whistle, then
music begins and boys circle to right; girls circle to left,
until whistle blows again. Then music stops and boy takes
girl nearest him for his partner for next dance.
(like musical chairs)
Props: Music for dancing. Chairs - two less than
number of players--placed about dance floor in pairs.
Partytime: Pair off players in couples. Couples dance
until music stops. Then they rush toward chairs and sit. The
couple left standing is eliminated (there is one rule:
Couple must stay together. Only when both reach the chairs
may they sit). Dance continues, with two chairs taken away
and one couple eliminated, every time music starts.
Partytime: Get one couple to start dancing. When
music stops, the partners separate. go where guests are
congregated, and each takes a new partner. (Make it a rule
that any person who refuses the invitation to dance must pay
a forfeit.) When original couple has danced awhile with
their new partners, stop music. All separate again, and find
other partners, soon all will be dancing.
Partytime: Couples line up behind a lead couple.
Whatever the lead couple does, rest must duplicate. Here are
Form a conga line, and zigzag back and forth.
Stand side by side and skate across the floor, accompanied
Two couple form a circle, locking arms, then dance.
The Skeleton Dance
Props: Buy a life-size cardboard skeleton, paint with
glow in the dark paint. Lights are turned off, and he (or
she) tries to tap someone's shoulder with skeleton's hand.
Then that person must dance with it. Everyone tries to avoid
getting near it, which glows spookily in the dark.
Props: Write on small slips of paper different
fortunes. ("You will be lucky in love," "You will be wealthy
and wise," etc. And on some say "Lucky you win a prize.") In
each balloon (enough for all), insert one slip, then blow it
up and tie it.
Partytime: Release balloons during a dance. Let
guests do what come naturally-break the balloons.
Balloon Balance Dance
Props: For each, a blown-up balloon and tablespoon.
Partytime: Each person places a balloon on a spoon
held between his teeth. Each dances toward goal line,
keeping his balloon on spoon. As soon as balloon drops, he
or she is disqualified.
Lucky Spot Dance
Props: Pencil and piece of paper.
Partytime: At beginning of dance, the hostess decides
on a spot on the floor which will be "lucky" and notes same
on a slip of paper. When dance ends, everybody hold their
position. The hostess revels the lucky spot by reading it
from the slip of paper. The couple or individual standing on
or nearest to the lucky spot wins prize. (For large group
choose several lucky spots.)
Extra Boy or Girl Dance
Props: A blindfold.
Partytime: Have couples start dancing. Blindfold
extra guest and let him grope for a partner. Whichever
couple he touches, he may cut in on. The one who had been
dancing is next to be blindfolded.